Nov 30, 2010 7:56pm
Re: 5/8/77? Didn't happen, never will...
Best show ever is too tough to judge, much less sell.
Here are my current top five, mostly for particular songs/sequences, rather than "overall", which rarely gets me (ie, every song is GREAT).
10-12-68 (okay, every song is darn good)
8-6-71 (Mr Charlie, H2H)
And, I am not sure what everyone's going on about above; I think you are new around here, and you have to get used to folks pulling the leg of any newbie. As has been explained in great detail, the band went on an extended "hiatus" at the close of 74, and from then til Jerry's death, there were only "side projects" in which various band members participated, but the Grateful Dead, per se, were done.
It's all covered in my book; it's been serialized right here at the Forum.